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Tami Charles

October 20, Dudley Square
Tami Charles is a writer of picture books, nonfiction, young adult and middle grade books including the lauded Fearless Mary and the Definitely Daphne series. Her debut middle grade novel, Like Vanessa, earned Top 10 spots on the Indies Introduce and Spring Kids' Next lists, three starred reviews, and a Junior Library Guild selection. Her most recent book, Becoming Beatriz, received a starred review in Kirkus, which praised its "necessary portrayal of a young Afro Latina woman who makes her own path, one that isn't straightforward, told in an extremely realistic voice."